March 2014 | Asia Property

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Prudential and CICC fund helps Chinese buy into US recovery

Joint venture targeting major US cities for Chinese investors follows US insurer’s link-up with Fosun  Prudential Real Estate Investors and China International Capital Corporation have launched a US real...


Will Chinese be next cross-border casualties?  The history of cross-border real estate investment is littered with casualties. The litany of those who have come a cropper going overseas includes: Japanese...

Market Talk


“ChIna’s Real estate value has not really climbed relative to GDP over the years; well, the value of Real estate has climbed, but not faster than the economy has grown....


March 2014 Diary

Infrastructure of insanity grows in crazily crowded Hong Kong Anyone who thinks Hong Kong stands a chance of coming up with a way to alleviate crowding and to find new...

Companies & People


Tsang to advise Admiral Admiral Investment has appointed Kenneth Tsang as senior consultant to the board of directors, to advise on developing its research capabilities. Tsang was previously senior analyst,...


China plans to live with slower growth

China’s latest economic reforms could end its over-reliance on credit and investment, which have put the real estate sector and wider economy at risk of a crash, and bring slower...


Australian retail set for another bumper year

The Australian retail property sector is set for another bumper year of investment transactions, Jones Lang LaSalle claims. The broker’s 2014 Australian Shopping Centre Investment Review and Outlook report noted...


Hulic raises ¥70.2bn in f irst 2014 J-REIT listing

Hulic REIT became the first Japanese real estate investment trust to float this year, raising ¥70.2bn ($679m) in its initial public offering last month. Demand for the stock has been...


AsiaProperty Capital Raising Update

ASK Group has set a $200m equity target for its recently launched fund investing in India’s residential sector

Company Profiles

Greenland Group

The Chinese state-backed developer, previously little known on the world stage, burst onto the international investment scene last year with billion-dollar projects in the UK, US and Malaysia  “The trend...


Hong Kong shops have highest price tags around the world

Hong Kong remains by far the world’s most expensive city for global retailers, while prime rents in major markets continue to reach record-breaking levels, according to CBRE’s Q4 2013 Global...

World News

Ireland’s bad bank NAMA launches hunt for partners in investments

Ireland’s National Asset Management Agency is seeking joint-venture partners for a raft of real estate investments. NAMA was set up in 2009 as a bad bank, acquiring property development loans...


Worlds Cheapest Offices in China, India

The 10 least expensive markets in the world comprise solely second-tier markets in India and China, according to DTZ, because of continued high supply in China and a weakening Indian rupee....


Light touch on brakes keeps housing market motoring

Despite reforms to restrict demand and prevent a house price bubble, China has stopped short of large-scale deleveraging, and many analysts believe residential market fundamentals remain sound  China’s economic targets...


Prime Asian Rents and Yields, Q4 2013

Rents remained largely stable across the region between Q3 and Q4, but there were rises for offices in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur